Young boy dies following 'casualty' on Yorkshire railway line

A young boy has died after emergency services were called to a railway line in Yorkshire yesterday evening (November 24).

British Transport Police were called to the line in Moorends, near Doncaster, at 6.13pm yesterday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Emergency crews attended at the level crossing in Marshland Road following the incident which closed the railway line between Doncaster and Hull for several hours.

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A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to the line in Moorends at 6.13pm yesterday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The railway line in Moorends, Doncater

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a male was pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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It is understood that the male who died was a young boy.

Rail operator Northern said trains had been diverted as a result of the tragedy.

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